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Caustic Soda takes gruesome, morbid & creepy topics and breaks them down with equal parts science, comedy and pop culture.

Caustic Soda takes gruesome, morbid & creepy topics and breaks them down with equal parts science, comedy and pop culture.
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Vancouver, BC

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Caustic Soda takes gruesome, morbid & creepy topics and breaks them down with equal parts science, comedy and pop culture.

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English


Episodes

Droughts

3/7/2016
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Caustic Hosts Joe, Toren, and Kevin get thirsty discussing the causes and effects of droughts including tumblefirenados, the Syrian Civil War, Indian and Chinese famines, the California Water Wars, Lake Karachay, a super-dry extremophile, the horrors experienced in Virginia's Jamestown Colony, "shade ball" debunking, plus pop culture!

Duration:01:14:54

Killer Plants

2/29/2016
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Carnivorous plants, strangling kelp, giant hogweed, gympie-gympie, falling saguaros, manchineel trees, coconuts, and more!

Duration:01:14:06

Caligula, Part 1 of 2

2/15/2016
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Kevin, Toren, and Joe discuss Evil Dude in History Emperor Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, aka "Caligula". Part 1 of 2 -- the early years and rise to power.

Duration:01:03:47

Libraries

2/1/2016
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Joe, Toren, and Kevin "check out" the caustic side of libraries, including both Melvil Dewey's classification system and the man himself, the librarian who took over China, librarian sex habits, "for sex see librarian", the Brave Sage of Timbuktu, plus news and pop culture. Recorded at the Vancouver Public Library's Inspiration Lab!

Duration:01:21:04

Hippos

11/16/2015
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Hippo attacks and how to avoid them, hippo castration, hippo ranching, hippo news and pop culture.

Duration:01:06:25

Golems

10/31/2015
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Author Don Debrandt joins Toren, Kevin, and Joe to discuss golems of all varieties in our 2015 Hallowe'en special.

Duration:01:22:37

Time Travel, Live at VCON 40

10/26/2015
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While Toren and Kevin were at the HP Lovecraft Film Festival, Joe was at VCON 40 talking "Time Travel" with Eric Fell, Barbara Beall, Joe Haldeman and Mr. Dr. Greg Bole!

Duration:01:10:23

Special Blend with Jeffrey Combs Live at HPL Film Festival

10/19/2015
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Celebrated actor Jeffrey (Re-Animator, Star Trek DS9) Combs joins Toren, Kevin and guest-host Warren Banks to talk bad books, space warfare, ghosts, film set accidents, plus a very special Lesser of Two Evils!

Duration:00:57:28

Science Denial

10/12/2015
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Joe, Kevin, and Toren discuss the denial of Galileo's look-for-yourself findings, Ebin Byers' "Radithor" addiction, "Deutsche Physik", yet another evil tobacco cover-up, AIDs denialist Christine Maggiore, the Flat Earth Society, climate denial and conspiracy theories.

Duration:01:28:45

Prisons, Part 2 of 2

10/5/2015
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Toren, Kevin, and Joe continue discussing Prisons with Riker's Island, Diyarbakir Prison, Gitarama Central Prison, Camp 22, The Shining Path, For-Profit Prisons and the Kids for Cash Scandal, plus news and pop culture! The post Prisons, Part 2 of 2 appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Duration:00:53:39

Prisons, Part 1 of 2

9/28/2015
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Toren, Joe, and Kevin lock themselves up in the studio to discuss locking people up in prisons, prison garb, panopticons, prison slang, a "So You're Going To Prison" PSA, the Prison Rape Elimination Act, The London Bridewell, Prison Hulks, The Separate System and the Stanford Prison Experiment. The post Prisons, Part 1 of 2 appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Duration:01:03:10

Josef Mengele, Part 2 of 2

9/21/2015
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Kevin, Toren and Joe continue their look at the Nazi doctor Josef "Angel of Death" Mengele with his post-war movement plus news (yes, news!) and pop culture. The post Josef Mengele, Part 2 of 2 appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Duration:00:55:48

Military Animals

9/7/2015
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War elephants, anti tank dogs, moose cavalry, carrier pigeons, donkey bombs, rocket cats, bear moats, bee hive missiles, explosive rats, the PDSA Dickin Medal and the dolphin arms race. Plus pop culture. The post Military Animals appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Duration:01:10:01

Urine

8/31/2015
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Bed-wetting treatments, urine in the animal kingdom, the urine wheel, uromancy, phosphorous alchemy & urine therapy. Plus when is it safe to drink your pee? The post Urine appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Duration:01:13:26

Deserts

8/24/2015
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Joe, Toren, and Kevin discuss the science and history of deserts, animal desert adaptations, the desert ordeals of David "Jack" Sillito, Noel St. Malo Juul, and Chris Ryan, what happens when the "Marathon des Sables" -- a Sahara-based ultramarathon -- goes wrong, plus news and pop culture. The post Deserts appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Special Blend with Richard Harmon

8/3/2015
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Actor Richard Harmon from "The 100" joins Kevin, Toren, and Joe for a special blend of caustic subjects: Killer robots, cockfighting vengeance, mascot murder, enslaved Thai fishermen, the youngest cryogenic subject ever, polar bear vs. dolphin, sourtoe cocktail, and sewer-water-beer! The post Special Blend with Richard Harmon appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Mountain Misadventure, Part 2

7/26/2015
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Corpses on Everest, Everest Day, Beck Weathers' survival story, plus pop culture. Part two of two. The post Mountain Misadventure, Part 2 appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Mountain Misadventure, Part 1

7/20/2015
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Altitude sickness, frostbite, Ötzi the mummy, the Murder Wall, andother mountaineering deaths. Part one of two. Music: "Marching 'Round the Mountain" by Pete Fountain Images The post Mountain Misadventure, Part 1 appeared first on Caustic Soda.

Duration:00:55:31

Weird Wars, Part 1

7/6/2015
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Kevin, Toren, and Joe take a look at history's weirdest wars. Tales from the Third Mithridatic War, TheSiege of Yongqiu, The War of the Bucket, the Sham Battle, the War of Jenkins' Ear, theBattle of Den Helder,The Pastry War, and The Pig War. Music:"TheSeeds of Pain" byInformation Society Images The post Weird Wars, Part 1 appeared first on Caustic Soda.

HIV/Aids, Part 2

6/29/2015
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The history of HIV/AIDS, 'slow puncture' in South African prisongangs, possible cure and pop culture! Part 2 of 2 with special guestBJ Allan. Music: "Close Your Eyes" by Al Bowlly with Ray Noble and His Orchestra Images The post HIV/Aids, Part 2 appeared first on Caustic Soda.

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